Biz Buzz (June 18)
AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS * The following University of Minnesota Duluth faculty members received awards for the 2007-08 academic year. Matthew Andrews, professor and head of the Department of Biology, received the Chancellor's Distinguished Resear...
AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS
* The following University of Minnesota Duluth faculty members received awards for the 2007-08 academic year.
Matthew Andrews, professor and head of the Department of Biology, received the Chancellor's Distinguished Research Award for excellence in research, scholarly contributions in his field and for dedication to student research in education. Andrews was hired as a faculty member in 2000 and is the founding director of graduate studies of the Integrated Biosciences graduate program.
Thomas Isbell, a theater professor, received the Jean G. Blehart Distinguished Teaching Award for extraordinary contributions to the teaching mission of UMD. Isbell joined the faculty in 1994. During his time at UMD he has taken two productions to the Kennedy Center as part of the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival: "Dear Finder" in 1999, co-written with seven students, and "The Movie Game" in 2002, written by UMD alumnus Adam Hummel.
Sociology-anthropology professor John Arthur was the recipient of the Albert Tezla Teacher/Scholar Award for exceptional and effective teaching style that emphasizes the worth of research and the impact scholarly activity has on the development of human attitudes and values. Arthur joined the department ofsociology-anthropology in 1993, and led the department from 2002-05. In 2005-06 he served as director with the Study Abroad Program in Birmingham, England.
UMD Outstanding Faculty Adviser Awards were presented to:
Alison Aune, associate professor of art and design, School of Fine Arts.
Kristelle Miller, professor of psychology, College of Education and Human Service Professions.
Jennifer Schultz, assistant professor of economics, Labovitz School of Business and Economics.
Lyle Shannon, instructor of biology, Swenson College of Science and Engineering.
Eileen Zeitz, professor of foreign languages and literatures, College of Liberal Arts.
* Duluth Housing and Redevelopment Authority received designation by the Department of Housing and Urban Development as a "high performer" for fiscal year 2007 under the Public Housing Assessment System measurement of four indicators of physical conditions, financial condition, management operations and resident satisfaction. The HRA also received a "high performer" designation under the Section 8 Management Assessment Program, the result of the measurement of 15 different indicators in the areas of program utilization, accuracy and timeliness of eligibility and benefit determinations and the adequacy of housing quality standards monitoring.
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